Cinema Studies is pleased to welcome award–winning director Chloé Zhao as the 2018 visiting filmmaker in the annual “Harlan J. Strauss Visiting Filmmaker Endowment in Cinema Studies.”
Zhao will engage in a two-week university residency during spring term 2018 and will be involved in a variety of campus activities, including teaching workshops and mentoring students in the CINE 408 “Art of Directing” course, as well as participating in public conversations and hosting film screenings.
About Chloé Zhao
One of Variety's 10 Directors to Watch for 2018!
Winner, Bonnie Award – 2018 Film Independent Spirit Awards. Read more about the award in Variety's article.
Chloé Zhao is a writer, director, and producer. Her feature debut, Songs My Brothers Taught Me, premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, screened at the Cannes Film Festival Directors’ Fortnight, and was nominated for three 2016 Independent Spirit Awards. Her most recent film, The Rider (2017), won the top prize at the Director’s Fortnight at Cannes and is nominated for multiple Independent Spirit Awards, including Best Feature and Best Director. The Rider also received the Werner Herzog Foundation Award for its courage and vision. Zhao studied Political Science at Mount Holyoke College and Film Production at NYU. She was born in Beijing and currently resides in the United States.
More information on the Harlan J. Strauss Visiting Filmmaker Endowment
"The Art of Directing" – A Talk and Reception with Director Chloé Zhao
Tuesday, May 1, 2018 – 4:00 pm – Gerlinger Lounge – Free and open to the community
Join us for a discussion on the art of directing with award–winning director Chloé Zhao followed by a reception with light appetizers and desserts. For more information about this event, please read here.
Songs My Brothers Taught Me (2015) – Screening and Q&A with Director Chloé Zhao
Wednesday, May 2, 2018 – 7:00 p.m. – Bijou Art Cinemas – Free and open to the community
UO students, faculty, staff, and the community are invited to a free screening of Songs My Brothers Taught Me (2015) followed by a Q&A with Director Chloé Zhao. For more information about this event, please read here.
Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.
6:15 pm – Priority seating with UO ID
6:30 pm – Community seating
The Rider (2017) – Screening and Q&A with Director Chloé Zhao
Wednesday, May 9, 2018 – 7:00 pm – EMU 214 Redwood Auditorium – Free
UO students, faculty, and staff are invited to a free screening of The Rider (2017) followed by a Q&A with Director Chloé Zhao. For more information about this event, please read here.
104 Minutes. Rated R.
Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. Doors open at 6:30 pm.